A total of 292 law violators were apprehended by the Bataan Police’s Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) during the period of January 6-30, 2021.
Acting Provincial Director Bataan Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Col. Joel Tampis said 72 drug suspects were nabbed in different anti-illegal drug operations conducted by the police in Bataan municipalities such as Abucay, Balanga, Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Limay, Mariveles, Morong, Orani, Orion, Pilar and Samal.
The police operations resulted to the confiscation of 147 sachets of illegal drugs from the suspects, with estimated weight of more or less 70 grams of shabu and 11 grams of marijuana. They were brought to the Bataan Crime Laboratory Office for appropriate examination.
Meanwhile, 137 were arrested in different anti-illegal gambling operations and confiscated bet money amounting to P60,375.
Likewise, 62 operations were also conducted against wanted persons that resulted to the arrest of 79 individuals. Moreover, five loose firearms were recovered and confiscated by Abucay, Mariveles, Limay and Orani municipal police stations.
All the arrested suspects are presently detained at the custodial facility of the arresting units while appropriate criminal charges against them were already filed in court.
“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bataan Police remains zealous and unrelenting in all its anti-crime drive following the marching order of the Regional Director of PRO3, Police Brig. Gen. Valeriano De Leon,” PD Tampis said.